Urdu speaking Buddy needed in Redbridge area

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Location: Redbridge, Redbridge, IG4 5DQ (see map)

Travel: Redbridge station. Redbridge Station bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

What will I be doing?

  • We are looking for Urdu speaking buddies to get involved in loads of exciting activities across Redbridge and support someone else to do the same.
  • Give just 3-4 hours a week to make a huge difference to a young disabled person's life.
  • Use your existing skills or learn new ones; we work with young people with a range of needs, including sensory impairments, complex medical conditions, autism and learning disabilities; you could learn anything from signing skills to sensory play to support your buddy.
  • Full training provided and all expenses paid for as well as continuing support throughout your volunteering

What impact will this have?

  • As a volunteer you will gain an insight into the needs of children with disabilities. They have a chance to see development over time and they work with families in need of support.
  • Our flexible and personalised services empower people to communicate and express themselves, be it through speech or sign, touch or movement, gesture or sound, art or dance.
  • You will help provide a safe and supportive environment in which your buddy is confident to try new things, learn about themselves and find new strengths they never knew they had!
  • As someone who speaks Urdu you will be able to connect with our multilingual young people in a language you love.

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • We ask volunteers to commit to 3-4 hours a week, usually during the weekend.
  • A minimum of 6 months

Expenses

  • Your travel expenses to and from your sessions will be covered by Sense, and we cover any expense incurred whilst on a session.

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Academic
  • Foreign languages
  • Charity
  • Creative
  • Creative
  • Interpersonal
  • Caring
  • Listening
What skills can I gain?
  • Creative
  • Creative
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Caring
  • Listening
  • Youth work
  • Leadership
  • Organising

Training

  • We provide a full training day for all our volunteers in which we cover topics such as, Safeguarding and Personal Care
  • We regularly offer training to our volunteers such as epilepsy training and first aid.
  • We also provide training in, Autism, deaf blindness, and complex communication.

Location

Redbridge, Redbridge, IG4 5DQ

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